2On the day when you see us old weak and weary… Have patience and try to understand us…
3If we get dirty when eating… If we cannot dress on our own… Please bear with us andremember the times we spentFeeding you and dressing you up.
4do not interrupt me… listen to us. If, when I speak to you, we repeat the same things over and over again …do not interrupt me… listen to us.When you were small, we had to read to youthe same story a thousands timesuntil you went to sleep.
5When we do not want to have a shower, Neither shame nor scold us… Remember when we had to chase you with your thousand excuses to get you to the shower?
6When you see my ignorance on new technologies… Help us navigate our wayThrough those worldwide webs.
7We taught you how to do so many things… to eat the right foods, to dress appropriately,To confront life …
8When at some moment we lose the memory or the thread of our conversation… let ushave the necessary time to remember…and if we cannot, do not become nervous…as the most important thing is not the conversationbut surely to be with you andto have you listen to us…
9If ever we do not feel like eating, do not force us. We know well when we need to and when not to eat.
10When our tired legs give way and do not allow us to walk without a cane
11When you tried your first faltering steps. Lend us your hand.The same way we didWhen you tried your first faltering steps.
12And when someday we say to you That we do not want to live any more, That we want to die. Do not get angry.Some day your will understand.
13Try to understand that our age is not lived but survived.
14Some day you will realize that, despite our mistakes, We always wanted the best for youAnd we tried to prepare the way for you.
15You must not feel sad, angry or nor ashamed For having us near you. Instead, try to understandUs and help us like we did when you were young.
16Help us to live the rest of our life with love and dignity. Help us walk …Help us to live the rest of our life with love and dignity.We will pay you with a smile andBy the immense loveWe have always had for you in our hearts.